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Resources

Below are a selection of resources produced by HCWH Europe and The Hospital Centre (CH) of Niort on the topic of fresh, healthy, and sustainable food in healthcare, and food waste.

Applying a Circular Economy model to food in the European healthcare sector

Health Care Without Harm Europe, in collaboration with the Hospital of Niort have concluded a three-year pilot project to implement a circular economy model of food within the healthcare sector. In the project report, we provide an overview of the project’s objectives and the actions taken to achieve them. We also provide some policy context (both French and EU regulations).

Disponible en français [FR]
Disponible en español [ES]

Workshop report | Food waste and nutrition in healthcare facilities: developing a circular economy

On 3 June 2019, the Hospital of Niort hosted the one-day workshop: Food waste and nutrition in healthcare facilities: developing a circular economy. This event brought together over 60 healthcare, nutrition, and catering professionals to discuss how healthcare can play a key leadership role in making food a fundamental part of health and healing by reducing the environmental impact.

Webinar recording | From data to action: How to reduce food waste in European healthcare

In the webinar recording below, Paola Hernandez Olivan, who coordinated the project, presents an overview of the project’s objectives and the actions taken to achieve them

MECAHF webinar

Webinar recording | How to prevent food waste in healthcare

As part of the MECAHF project, HCWH Europe hosted the webinar How to prevent food waste in healthcare on September 29 2020.

Webinar recording | On the plate and not in the trash! How to prevent food waste in hospitals

Food waste constitutes a significant loss of economic resources for a hospital center and leads to additional consumption of food materials which can cause environmental degradation and have an effect on our health.